I have been getting some major shin splints this week while on my walks. Yesterday was almost unbearable! I'm thinking I need a good pair of shoes and also some warm-up stretches before heading out.
So what is your favorite running/walking shoe?
Do you know of some good stretches for shin splints?
I planned on walking 5K for the Winter Runner(walker)land Virtual 5K today. I even put today's date on the bib, but it looks like I'll have to wait until tomorrow. It is raining today, which wouldn't matter but I also have a sick kid home from school. Bummer... Tomorrow the hubby will be home and it is supposed to be beeaauuutiful. We're talking 60F and sunny. In January. In Pennsylvania. Crazy!
I finally remembered to set my van's trip meter to zero before pulling out of my driveway the other day! I drove the lap around my neighborhood and guess what?!? 1 mile exactly! I just have to remember when I do a 5K to walk up to the corner and back in addition to 3 laps :)
Fri, 1/4/13 - The sunshine was beautiful and the wind was might! I only did 1 lap due to some, er, chafing in an, um, delicate area... Dist. = 1 Mile Sat, 1/5/13 - Shopping trip and groceries. I'm counting it! Dist. = 1 mile Sun, 1/6/13 - Off. Church and family time.
Mon, 1/7/13 - My shins were tight for the first half of my walk today. I tried working on my posture and it seemed to help. Dist. = 2 miles Tues, 1/8/13 - It was a balmy 36 degrees today. I even had to take my gloves off! Shins were tight again today. Maybe I need some special stretches before I walk. Dist. = 2 miles Wed, 1/9/13 - Didn't want to, but I did! I was so glad to cross it off my list for today. Dist. = 2 miles Thurs, 1/10/13 - Major shin splints! 5K tomorrow. Dist. = 1 mile